AUDIO: Sanford Bemidji Dermatology’s Nicole Pink talks summer skin care

Nurse Practitioner Nicole Pink in Sanford Bemidji’s Dermatology department highlighted several ways people can keep their skin healthy this summer.

Pink said that a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher is the best defense against sunburn.

I asked several questions on types of sunscreen, like mineral or chemical-based, sunscreens for kids, and when we should be concerned about moles on our skin.

On moles, Pink recommends seeing a dermatologist any time a mole appears different, like scabbing, bleeding, tenderness, and other symptoms.

Patients do need a referral to be seen at Sanford Dermatology.

Listen to the full interview with Nicole Pink:


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


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